Mathews Phosa. Picture: THE TIMES
Mathews Phosa. Picture: THE TIMES

Mathews Phosa has labelled Edward Zuma a joke and "waste of golden time".

Zuma‚ eldest son of President Jacob Zuma‚ accused Phosa of being bitter and attacking the ANC he once unduly benefited from.

Zuma wrote an open letter in response to Phosa’s open letter published last week‚ in which Phosa called for the President to step down.

"Having known him personally as a child during those days makes me want to vomit, as I would have alarmed the ANC of what traitor he was to become post apartheid‚" Edward Zuma said in his letter.

When asked for comment, Phosa responded to Zuma’s open letter by saying: "I have said it once and I will say it again: Edward Zuma is a little piece of vomit and not worthy of any comment because he talks rubbish."

The scathing letter by Phosa against the ANC leadership was prompted by the failure of speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete to allow a moment of silence for the 94 mentally ill patients who died under the care of the government.

In his letter, Phosa said he refused to be part of the intellectual funeral of the ANC and stand with an ANC that trampled on the people who voted it into office.

Edward Zuma did not take the attack lightly and criticised Phosa’s call for his father to step down as President, saying: "We will rally behind the ANC led by President Zuma until his constitutional term ends, and not because some people say sipping expensive whiskeys and then decided to make noise and mislead South Africans."

Phosa had also said he refused to be buried in the same graveyard as the current ANC leadership.

TMG Digital

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